Man shot after throwing potted plant at car on city's far NW Side

Shooting reported in 5900 block of Hidden Dale Street

By Chris Shadrock - Web - News Producer

SAN ANTONIO - A fight between two men Sunday night ended when one of them threw a potted plant at a car and the other man shot him on San Antonio’s far Northwest Side.

The shooting occurred in the 5900 block of Hidden Dale Street around 7:45 p.m.

Police said they were initially dispatched for a disturbance, while officers were en route additional calls to 911 said shots has been fired.

Police said the victim was an "ex" of the woman who lived at the home and the shooter was her new boyfriend. Witnesses told police they saw the victim throw a potted plant at a car in the driveway before the shooting occurred.

When officers arrived emergency technicians were already with the victim who was taken to University Hospital in critical condition. Police said he has since stabilized.  

Police said the victim was shot once in the abdomen.

Officers said they detained the new boyfriend and were talking with him.

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